IBS Gurgaon Convocation Class 2013

The First Convocation of IBS Business School, Gurgaon was held on Saturday, the June 15, 2013, at Air force Auditorium, New Delhi.

Prof. Baldev R. Sharma, Prof. Emeritus, IMI, New Delhi Delivered the Keynote Address.
Mrs. Sobharani Yasaswy, President, Icfai Group was the Guest of Honour.
Prof. O.P. Gupta, Director, IBS Gurgaon, presided over the function.

The Convocation started with the convocation procession and by lighting of lamp by the dignitaries on the dais followed by Saraswati Vandana.

The Director, IBS Gurgaon welcome the dignitaries, guests and the students.
Prof. Baldev R. Sharma presented the medals and shields to the meritorious students.
The certificates were distributed to the graduates by Prof. Baldev R Sharma, Mrs. Sobharani Yasaswy and Prof. O.P. Gupta.
The Oath was administered to the graduands by Mrs. Sobharani Yasaswy.
Prof. Sharma in his convocation address highlighted the role that Icfai has played in the Management Education in the country and advised the graduands the importance of dedication, passion and perseverance in the life. He further advised them to be connected with their alma mater.
Dr. Manisha Singh proposed a vote of thanks. The function was followed by high tea.

IBS Ahmedabad Convocation of Class 2013


Chief Guest :
Dr. (Mrs.) Kiran Bedi. (IPS)

IBS Business School (IBS), Ahmedabad, celebrated the passing out of batch 2011-13 PGPM Students, in its Convocation Ceremony on 16th June 2013, in the grand 300 seated H T Parekh Auditorium, Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Ahmedabad.

Dr. (Mrs.) Kiran Bedi (IPS) was the guest of honour of the Convocation ceremony who is the recipient of the ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award’ and the founder of ‘Navjyoti’ and ‘Indian Vision Foundation’ NGOs. Having more than 40 years of experience in which most of the times she was involved in Community Service, started her inspirational speech by talking about her work life incidents and struggles which she had to go through in the beginning.

The convocation ceremony began with the convocation procession led by Chief Guest Dr. (Mrs.) Kiran Bedi & Dr. Vivek Ranga, Dean & Campus Head- IBS Business School, Ahmedabad followed by Dr. Bharti Thakar, Dean Academics and Prof. Prashant Saxena, Associate Dean alongwith other faculties and students.

The inauguration of the convocation ceremony began with the traditional Saraswati Vandana, performed by students of IBS Ahmedabad. Dr. Vivek Ranga, Dean at IBS Ahmedabad delivered the welcome address; he briefed about Institute and activities during the last year. He also described the achievements of the graduating batch and the placement status. He thanked the industry for the constant support extended.

PGPM Certificate Distribution Total 75 students were eligible for PGPM certification. The certificates to the students present were given by the Chief Guest Dr. Kiran Bedi as per the roll call by Dr. Bharti Thakar, Dean – Academics. Gold and sliver medals were distributed for scholastic performance to Mr. Govinda Iyer and Ms. Hetal Porwal respectively. After the distribution the students were administered convocation oath in the ceremony.

Dr. Kiran Bedi’s Message: She gave a few success mantras to students based on her Life incidents and work experience to achieve the same level of success in the corporate life.

Few of them were:
• The qualities which makes you successful in your life, if you identify them sooner, you will gain success in the early stages of life. And if you are not able to identify those qualities, you will tend to commit mistakes and the learning will follow. The choice will always be yours.
• Girls are joining their Father’s business at such early age is the identity of the New India..! The Young India..! Happy to know that Girls are taking this decision.
• Always work in the teams. Be a good leader. Give credit to all the team members when the team achieves success. When team fails, take the responsibility being a leader instead of blaming each others. Motivate the team members to work towards the betterment. Success will follow.
• Many times the support will not be there. You will not get good seniors and bosses, many times the junior will not cooperate, and the working environment may not be good. Do not give up. Keep working towards the better tomorrow. Always keep the bigger picture in mind.
• Have positive and effective communication skills. How you speak, what you speak, when you speak will matter a lot in your working environment. After the Convocation address the felicitation ceremony that followed was a spectacle to watch for the friends, family, and faculty members, as the students went up on stage attired in their marvelous robes, stoles and caps to receive their certificates from the dignitaries who did the honors.
The Ceremony was concluded by Vote of Thanks and the Convocation was declared Closed.

Reply to Mr. Mahesh Murthy

So Mr. Mahesh Murthy, I read your note about Jiah Khan’s suicide and how the ‘poor Pancholi kid’ should not be blamed for the consequences that he most probably did not foresee. I’m in agreement with almost everything of what you said, however there was one issue that piqued my interest and hence this attempt at a reply.

That one issue I’m referring to is your trivialization of love.

“No one grows up with a right to be loved.” Does this include the right to love your own self? As I see it, loving yourself is a very important part of living a “full” life. And I do believe that we grow up with this right. I think there is a simple hierarchy of love that we all should understand and accept.

  1. Love yourself, for who you are and for having the opportunity of living this life.
  2. Love each other, as in all the people you encounter and subsequently become a part of your life.
  3. Love this world, for it is ours to treasure.

Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

“Perhaps the best thing we can do as individuals and parents is tell the kids around that marriage isn’t the ultimate goal.” Well then what is the ultimate goal? Voila, LOVE <3

“Life is compulsory. Marriage is an optional extra.” But..what about love?! Shouldn’t love be compulsory??

The social custom that u refer to, is a wedding, and I would like to point out that a wedding and marriage aren’t quite the same thing.

A wedding maybe,” just a social custom where a bunch of old people shower rice on your head and believe they’re giving you their permission (or direction, in some cases) to sleep with someone”, but a marriage is supposed to be the union of two souls which lasts unto eternity, well at least that’s what our mythology and religious scriptures would like us to believe. In the present world however, I will have to agree with you regarding the impermanence of relationships/love. However, this isn’t sufficient reason for abandoning love altogether!

I believe that marriage as a concept has been glorified through the centuries for a very specific reason. To make us understand about the importance of love, and about having a framework like family to support, cherish and nurture throughout our brief stint in this mortal world.

Having a successful career, working to make your dreams come true are a part of loving your own self and your ambitions. But, true selfless love towards another person and life in general, I believe, can actually give meaning to our existence. Maybe these are just ramblings of a hopeless romantic, but after reading your note I felt an eerie sense of loveless-ness that I thought should be addressed.

And finally, yes ”let’s stop glorifying suicide in the name of unrequited love“, But let’s not recommend a life void of love as well.

With Love,

Abishek A Ganesh